After a 3-0 start, the Saints and Ravens exposed some of Miami’s weaknesses, sending the Dolphins into the bye week sporting the first losing streak of the year. Having reached the quarter mark of the season, here are some early “Studs vs. Duds” awards for the 2013-14 Miami Dolphins.
The last time the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints were on the field together, the Saints walked out of Sun Life Stadium with a shootout victory, 46-34. Most of the players on the Dolphins side have changed, as have the coaches. But will it be enough to overcome the Saints’ Drew Brees and the team’s vastly improved defense?
After getting the best of Andrew Luck and Matt Ryan the past two weeks, Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins are cautiously optimistic about their next – and perhaps most difficult – test of the early season against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
When starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill takes the field each week; Miami Dolphins fans are watching something they haven’t seen in a long time, a rapidly improving signal-caller taking the team to the next level.
Ryan Tannehill passed for 272 yards and a touchdown, leading the Miami Dolphins to a season-opening 23-10 win Sunday over the Cleveland Browns, who fell to 1-14 in Week 1 since 1999.
The Miami Dolphins officially put tight end Dustin Keller on injured reserve after he suffered a nearly complete destruction of his knee in last Saturday’s game against the Houston Texans.
On paper, it’s an impressive array of speed (Mike Wallace) consistency (Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson) and potential mismatches (Dustin Keller). But there have been countless NFL teams that looked great on paper, but never could translate the talent onto the field. For the Fins, the key will be forming a bond between the new players, like Wallace and Gibson, and Ryan Tannehill.
After a dismal performance against the Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame game, the Miami Dolphins will return to the preseason field Friday night with a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chad Bumphis. Miami Dolphins fans probably couldn’t pick him out of a lineup, but the undrafted free agent wide receiver from Mississippi State University may be close to landing a roster spot with the Fins.
Despite spending tens of millions of dollars in guaranteed money, the Miami Dolphins looked very much like last year’s 7-9 squad in the first preseason game of the season, a 24-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.